Nigel Evans has been "overwhelmed" by the support from colleagues and his constituency after he was arrested on suspicion of raping one man and sexually assaulting another.
The 55-year-old Conservative MP for the Ribble Valley said:
I'm overwhelmed by the number of colleagues who have come up to me. You know MPs don't shake hands but I've never shaken so many MPs hands as I have today and giving me support which is really helping me get through this.
I'm now going to return to the House of Commons, get a spot of lunch and then get back on with the work that I need to be doing as a constituency member of parliament for the Ribble Valley area and the area that I love and has shown me fantastic support over the last 48 hours, which, I've got to say have been the worst two days of my life.